by Alexander S. Bermange

I wish my life were like a
A musical

This comedic musical revue reveals everything you could want to know about musical theatre, and the people who love it – on both sides of the curtain!

Covering the journey from wide-eyed drama student to brattish diva or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or never-was), this show lifts the lid on awful auditions, debilitating dance routines, mid-performance mishaps, backstage backstabbing, superfans and harsh critics – plus those magical moments that make it all worthwhile.

After three Edinburgh Fringe seasons and a London run at Wilton's Music Hall, this sell-out show has garnered over 50 five-star reviews, a West End Wilma award and numerous award nominations including the OffFest Awards. Recommended for 12+

Presented by James Seabright.

Award wining I wish my life were like a 
A musical

 

 

Tour Dates

2 - 6 Jul
Hope Mill Theatre
Manchester
9 - 21 Jul
King's Head Theatre
London
25 - 27 Jul
The Everyman
Cork, Ireland
1 - 25 Aug
Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Edinburgh
Thu 29 Aug
Corn Exchange
Newbury
Fri 30 Aug
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
31 Aug
Theatre Royal Winchester

BIOGRAPHIES

Writer

Alexander S. Bermange

In addition to I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (which has received a West End Wilma Award, three further award nominations, and more than 50 five-star reviews for its productions in London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Basel, Seoul and on film), Alexander S. Bermange’s credits as a composer and lyricist include music and songs for theatre productions such as Spitting Image The Musical in the West End and at Birmingham Rep, Plague Over England in the West End, and the much-toured Murder On Air; sixteen musicals (including The Route To Happiness, Thirteen Days and the multi-award-winning Shadowless) that have been produced in London, around the UK and internationally, spawning numerous cast recordings; one of the Old Vic’s 24 Hour Musicals; and many comic songs for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service (an area of his work also represented in his live shows at the Hippodrome, the Pheasantry and the Other Palace). Alexander’s songs have been recorded and released by dozens of international musical theatre artists, and he topped iTunes’s comedy album chart with Wit & Whimsy, an album celebrating his comedic work which features 23 popular personalities and West End stars. For further information, please visit www.bermange.co.uk

Director & Choreographer

Matthew Parker

Matthew is a multi-award-winning freelance theatre director and former Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre in London. He trained on the Postgraduate Directing Course at Drama Studio London, graduating in 2009. Recent directing includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Vinegar Tom (OVO Theatre), Trestle (Jack Studio Theatre & The Maltings Theatre Livestream), The Comedy of Errors and Henry V (both Roman Theatre St Albans) and Brainville At Night (UK Tour). Whilst at The Hope Theatre he directed 10 productions to critical acclaim and won the Best Artistic Director OFFIE Award in 2016; the same year The Hope was shortlisted as Fringe Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards. Matthew has received 9 Best Director OFFIE Award nominations for his work since 2015 and won the Best Director of a Musical OFFIE award for his direction of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story (Jermyn Street Theatre). More information on his work can be found at www.matthewparker.net.

Cast (2023)

Jennifer Caldwell

Jennifer trained at the London School of Musical Theatre, and most recently played Anne Boleyn in Six the Musical (UK, Ireland and Korea Tour). Other credits include alternate Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard in Six the Musical (UK & Ireland Tour), swing / cover Heather and Resident Director in American Idiot (UK and Ireland Tour), swing / cover Emily in Knights of the Rose (Arts), Flick in The Rhythm Method workshop (Bush and Landor Space), Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet (Indian Tour), cover Dyanne and Resident Director / Resident Choreographer in Million Dollar Quartet (UK and Ireland Tour), cover Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical (UK and Ireland Tour) and cover Sophie and Ali in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales and Novello).

Cast (2023, 2024)

Sev Keoshgerian

Sev trained at Royal Academy of Music, before performing the lead role in Jack and the Beanstalk (Newbury Corn Exchange). His other credits include Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Little Women (Park), Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical (Arcola and UK Tour), and The Musical of Musicals (Above the Stag). Sev also recorded at Abbey Road studios in Buñuel In The Labrynth Of The Turtles.

Cast (2023)

Rhidian Marc

Rhidian trained at Central School and Speech and Drama. Credits include cover Wizard and Doctor Dillamond in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Charles in Pippin (Southwark Playhouse and Hope Mill), Locke in Tiger Bay (Wales Millennium Centre), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), cover Enjolras and Grantaire in Les Misérables (Queen's and UK tour), Scrooge (UK tour), The Great British Musicals (The Other Palace and London Hippodrome), Classic Brit Awards (Royal Albert Hall), and Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Rhidian’s screen credits include Les Miserables, Oh Na y Morgans and Jara (S4C).

Cast (2023, 2024)

Julie Yammanee

Julie is an Australian actress, who most recently appeared as Emma Parker in Bonnie and Clyde at The Garrick, West End. Further stage credits include Marie and Fairy Godmother in Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Hope Mill), Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel (Kilworth House), Emma Parker in Bonnie and Clyde in Concert (Royal Drury Lane), Gatsby (Southwark Playhouse), Spamilton (Menier Chocolate Factory), Lazarus (King's Cross) directed by Ivo van Hove, And The Winner Is (Vaults), Aladdin (Hackney Empire), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK & International Tour), Here Lies Love (National), and Avenue Q (UK Tour). Screen credits include Matilda (Netflix / Working Title), and A Christmas Story Christmas (Legendary / Warner Brothers HBO MAX). Julie performed in PLAYMOBIL Princess Academy, Secret Theatres’ Redemption Room, and the Clueless workshop. 

'Flawless... A definite hit'
‘Full of wit and musical pastiche’
'Delightful… Plenty to enjoy for industry and fans alike'
‘Incredible… filling the room with joy’
‘Delightfully charming yet tremendously funny’
‘Wickedly funny… a must-see for all musical lovers'
“The writing and performances are incredible… It should amuse equally both those who love and those who loathe musical theatre”
'So much to enjoy in this superb show'
'Hilarious... a joy to watch, full of talent and a sure-fire pick-me-up'
“The multi-talented Alexander S. Bermange has hit the jackpot with this racy revue about the trials and tribulations of life in showbusiness”
Musical Theatre Review
'An utter joy'
Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe
'Exquisitely delivered, melodically appealing and hilariously engaging - an absolute ‘LOLfest’
'Exceptional... a sensation'
'Hysterical and heart-warming'
‘Witty, funny and full of heart... a dose of pure feel-good stagey fun’
‘Absolutely hilarious… I can’t recommend this show highly enough’
‘Endless joy and is brimful of musical brilliance'
‘Oh, what a beautiful evening!’
‘Fab-u-lous... a perfect blend of satire and silliness’
“A total must-see… Very funny and scarily relatable”
West End Frame
“Unmissable! An absolute treat”
‘Hilarious... A rollicking good time’
‘Has the audience in hoots of pleasure and rapturous applause throughout’
‘Hilarious’
‘Funny and warm-hearted… Every minute is a treat'
‘Hilarious and catchy tunes… a must-see for musical theatre lovers’
'Brilliantly funny'
Edinburgh Guide
MusicalTalk
Wrap Your Lugs Round This
Writebase
“Genius in comic songwriting”
'A loving tribute to the world of musicals, with sweet, catchy tunes, witty lyrics and a top cast in great form'
Matt Lucas
'A must-see from leading British musical creator Alexander S. Bermange'
Tim Rice
'Amazing talents and a brilliant score'
Miriam Margolyes

CONTACT

Marketing & Press: kate@seabright.org
Book the show at your venue: jack@seabright.org
Seabright Productions (GM) London office: 020 7439 1173